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    Best I can tell peristeen catheters are about $20...

    Best I can tell peristeen catheters are about $20 each... Wow... that's a lot of money to take a dump. What's that like 7 grand a year if you take a crap every day?

    If insurance doesn't cover it...
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    Does insurance cover peristeen? If not how...

    Does insurance cover peristeen? If not how expensive is it?
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    I'm open to anything that works. Certainly don't...

    I'm open to anything that works. Certainly don't have my heart set on severing my bowel in half. Already did that with my spinal cord and it didn't turn out so great.

    How bulky is the Peristeen...
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    I approve of this revised version!

    I approve of this revised version!
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    That's a pretty quick turn around. I assume a...

    That's a pretty quick turn around. I assume a couple days after going home I could be back at work, it doesn't take all that much more effort.

    Do you recall how many (if any) accidents you had in...
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    Also, I've been looking into this more and...

    Also, I've been looking into this more and colostomies are basically right by the waistline. How does your bag function if you're wearing something like jeans? It would seem to be that it would be...
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    My job doesn't involve heavy lifting, but I do...

    My job doesn't involve heavy lifting, but I do have to lift myself in and out of my car and the bathtub every day and toss a chair over top of myself to get in and out of the car four or six times a...
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    How expensive are the ostomy supplies? I don't...

    How expensive are the ostomy supplies?

    I don't have a real good idea of how many bags/wafers/disposal bags, etc you go through in a month and no idea what they cost.
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    Man, it sounds like I might not have enough...

    Man, it sounds like I might not have enough vacation to get it done this year. Every appointment I go to I have to take a half day off of work.

    It sounds like that's probably 1-2 days before...
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    Colostomy? Recovery time?

    My bowels have been giving me shit (apologies for the pun) for the last several weeks. I?m really having trouble getting it under control and am more strongly considering a colostomy.

    This...
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    I’m a big fan of Schwalbe. The marathon plus...

    I’m a big fan of Schwalbe. The marathon plus tires have been indestructible for me. I’ve pushed through glass numerous times and pulled a tack out of my tire without getting any flats. They’re...
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    I'm thinking about getting these when I wear...

    I'm thinking about getting these when I wear through my current set of MPs.

    Anyone have any further feedback in the past year or so?

    Is the rolling resistance noticably less than Marathons?
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    Doesn’t traditional part A cover 100% of hospital...

    Doesn’t traditional part A cover 100% of hospital costs?
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    I believe they are called "Medicare Advantage"...

    I believe they are called "Medicare Advantage" plans because once you switch to them you realize the advantage that traditional medicare has over these private plans...
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    Personally I would never get a Medicare Advantage...

    Personally I would never get a Medicare Advantage Plan.

    They purport to save you money or offer other benefits above and beyond traditional medicare, but they can only do so by providing inferior...
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    What kind of bike hanger did you use? When I...

    What kind of bike hanger did you use?

    When I google that online most of them look like they hang only the front wheel, so I assume you would need two for a pair of wheels.
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    Yes I want to keep the wheels and axles as they...

    Yes I want to keep the wheels and axles as they are with no mods. They are my backup wheels, but I want to be able to slap them on my chair right away if I ever need to.

    Haven't figured out how I...
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    So 1/2 inch is the diameter? how do I get it...

    So 1/2 inch is the diameter?

    how do I get it to lock in place? Do I just end the pipe at the length of the axle so the detent balls (idk the word for this) sticks out the end and locks in place.
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    Wheel mount size?

    So I have this idea, it's probably wildly unrealistic (just because in addition to being lazy and nearly tool-less I also have a bunch of other more important stuff to do), but I thouht maybe you...
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    Also, my biggest fear is crapping myself on a...

    Also, my biggest fear is crapping myself on a long international flight... and I hope to travel so much that this will one day that inevitably happen. But I suspect it too won't be as bad as I...
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    The way I look at things is "what's the worst...

    The way I look at things is "what's the worst that can happen?".

    Sounds like in your situation the worst that could happen is you might shit yourself. We've all done it. It sucks, but it's not a...
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    Just spitballing here but: 1. Six months ago you...

    Just spitballing here but:
    1. Six months ago you had a needle jabbed into your bladder numerous times (how many do they do 12? 24?). While everything used should be sterile, nothing is sterile...
  23. Carryon dimensions vary slightly from airline to...

    Carryon dimensions vary slightly from airline to airline, but the first google result for me (American), said the maximum size is 9x14x22. I don’t know the answer to your question with certainty,...
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    exactly. These kind of brakes should be outlawed...

    exactly. These kind of brakes should be outlawed for anyone who pushes their own chair and the DMEs who blithely slapped them on all of our first chairs should have their own thumbnails ripped out...
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    Good advice thus far I have nothing else to add,...

    Good advice thus far I have nothing else to add, other than the fact that just looking at that style of brakes makes my thumbnails hurt... bad memories.
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